“As new” Ferraris from the Ming Collection and several other modern supercars have been consigned to RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction, the sales company has announced. Leading the Ming consignment is a 2006 Ferrari FXX, “essentially still ‘in the wrapper’,” according to RM Sotheby’s. After visiting the Ming Collection, RM Sotheby’s global head of auctions, Gord Duff, reported, “The quality and originality of the Ming Collection is absolutely incredible. Every single car in the group is nearly better than new and the meticulous level of care that has gone into maintaining these cars is outstanding. You’d be hard-pressed to find any of these models in better condition. “Ferrari FXX models rarely come up for auction, and it is an especially rare opportunity to find one that has never been raced yet has been so well cared for. “Add the lineup of additional low-mileage supercars finished in gorgeous, rarely-seen colors and our Monterey sale is like a toy store for enthusiasts of modern performance.” The Ming Collection consignments include: A 2006 Ferrari FXX, one of 30 track-only developmental prototypes based on the Ferrari Enzo and “presented from its original owner and representing the first example to come to public market in several years.” The car has recently been serviced and was on the track only once, at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit during its delivery event. The car comes with three FXX Programme travel cases containing factory track support equipment as well as an unused factory race suit and helmet. RM Sotheby’s expects the car to sell for $2.85 million to $3.25 million. A 1991 Ferrari F40 with Ferrari Classiche Certification confirming its numbers-matching status. The two-owner car has been part of the collection for nearly 20 years and driven only 1,705 miles since new. ($1.5 million to $1.8 million). A 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi that still has original factory plastic delivery film on its door sills and has been driven only 2,500 miles ($350,000 to $425,000). A 1985 Ferrari 308 GTSi driven only 4,000 miles by its two owners. ($100,000 to $150,000). A 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider F1 purchased new by the Ming Collection. ($200,000 to $250,000). A 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider with such custom options as Novitec springs, Akrapovic exhaust and carbo-fiber dash pods. ($225,000 to $275,000). A 1997 Ferrari 355 Spider driven only 704 miles. ($125,000 to $150,000). Also on the docket from other consignors are an “as-new” 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari ($3 million to $3.4 million); a pair of 2005 Porsche Carrera GTs, one in Metallic Orange and still showing original delivery mileage on its odometer (1.2 million to $1.5 million), and the other in Silver Metallic with Ascot Brown interior ($650,000 to $725,000); a 2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 with only 1,200 miles driven ($1.1 million to $1.3 million); and a “nearly new” 2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante driven only 13 miles ($750,000 to $900,000).
7 ‘as new’ Ming Collection Ferraris spice RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction docket
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.